As God is my witness, I have no idea where to start with this.
Sen. Dole attempts to rename HIV/AIDS relief bill after Jesse Helms
The Huffington Post reports that Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-NC) has introduced “an amendment to name an HIV/AIDS relief bill after the recently deceased Jesse Helms,” who was a “strident foe of HIV/AIDS prevention, research and treatment.”
Helms was notorious for his ignorant comments regarding HIV/AIDS. In 1987 he described “AIDS prevention literature as 'so obscene, so revolting, I may throw up'” and in 1995 Helms argued that “that the government should spend less on people with AIDS because they got sick due to their ‘deliberate, disgusting, revolting conduct.’”
Does anyone else get the feeling that ol’ Jesse might be spinning like a top in his grave right about now?
H/T to ThinkProgress.